Sharpton Leads Trayvon Martin Rally

    SANFORD, FL - MARCH 22:   Rev. Al Sharpton (C) speaks at a rally with Tracy Martin (R), and Sybrina Fulton (2nd L), parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Sanford Police Department Chief Bill Lee announced today he will temporarily step down following the killing of the black unarmed teenager by a white and Hispanic neighborhood watch captain. Sharpton organized today's rally.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    Civil rights leader the Rev. Al Sharpton learned that his mother died Thursday, but he stuck to his planned appearance: leading a Florida rally for the slain unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin. The nation’s attention has turned to the town of Sanford since neighborhood-watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot the 17-year-old last month. The rally was originally planned for a local church but later changed to a park as attendance was expected to balloon. A grand jury will convene April 10 to review the case, which is also currently under investigation by the Department of Justice and the FBI.

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